Lot 661 | 2016 Napa Valley
Our first superstar Napa Cabernet of the Fall season, from the magnificent 2016 vintage on the North Coast.
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- Napa Valley
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2030
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Lot 661 is sourced from the estate vineyards of one of Napa’s legendary wine growing families – an absolute rock star Cab that’s an awesome example of the terroir of the “benchlands” running along the eastern side of Napa Valley. Combining fruit from three estate vineyards in St Helena, Rutherford, and Oak Knoll and aged in 65% new French oak, this is a classic, stunning Napa Valley Cabernet. Farmed to rigorous standards (with select rows shared with $140 single vineyard programs), this big, dense and inky Cabernet combines richness and structure in a pitch-perfect example of the 2016 vintage. With fruit, structure and density all on display in spades, this is definitely one for the cellar. It requires a long decant in the near term, and will age another 10-15 years.
Silky tannins, long finish, well-balanced ... needs some time to open, but worthy the wait and will improve with time ... well done CH!
Lovely, with room to grow
I finally got around to trying the 661 during the end of 2018, I took the advice to decant for an hour or so. This wine didn't disappoint, it has lovely well balanced flavor and a velvetiness that coats the mouth and leaves it happy. Bought more early 2019 so that I could continue to enjoy this for next couple of years
Another nice cab from the 2016 fall series
This is my first my first year with CH wines and the fall cab series. I have a few and plan to keep the rest for a while but wanted to give it a try. As with all the 660 series cabs, it needs time to breath but is worth the wait - very nice balance of complexity and fruit.
Great Napa Cab
I really really like this Napa Cab. I opened this selection after I have tasted Lots 664 and 663 (Rutherford). They are all very similar and extremely flavorful after proper decanting (one hour+). Cameron is spot on with this vintage. I compared them to some of the 2014s and 2015s I still had in my cellar and this is an exceptional vintage. You will not be disappointed with this very well balances deeply flavorful Napa Cab. Hurry before you miss out!
Another great Napa cabernet but we liked the Lot 663 slightly better.
quite good--perhaps if I waited a couple of years?
summary says it. i think this one has a great future. excellent now, but others have been more impressive at this price point.
Nice wine for a steak
Great wine for short ribs or something similar. Second taste is better than the first. Open early and let it breathe.
Very Good Cab
One of my favorite CH cabs from CA. Tasty cab, not too fruit forward, very well balanced with a dry finish. No matter your style, this wine will taste great!
Too bad this is out of stock. We enjoyed this wine with a high-quality beef filet and enjoyed it immensely.
I thought this was a decent cab, but it just didn't hit me as much as the 663, for example. This one was a bit flat overall. Was expecting more. I have another bottle and will probably lay it down for a while.